Episode 32: Who Knew I’d Be So Passionate About Dobby Socks?

Episode 32: Who Knew I’d Be So Passionate About Dobby Socks?

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Finished Objects

  1. Eye-searing vanilla socks (one at a time, 68 cast on) (Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson); In Dream in Color on the smooshy base in the Candylove
  2. Afrato by Alexandra Nycha in Three Irish Girls Adorn Lux in the Birds of a Feather colorway

WIPS

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili PepperB
  2. Winter Rose Socks by Helen Stewart in Fiber Lily yarn (Aussie base 459 yds of 80/20 merino/nylon) in Carnivale colorway
  3. Willowfall by Erin Kurup with Miss Babs Hot Shot base in the Impatiens colorway

On Deck

  1. Median tank top by Andi Satterlund
  2. Oyster Bay by Kathryn Folkerth
  3. Briar by Kat Riddell
  4. Renee’s Lace Scarf Class by Renee Strouts

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

Mental Load

Episode 31: Lacemaker?

Episode 31: Lacemaker?

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Finished Objects

  1. Zippo

WIPS

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili PepperBy Gum By Golly tutorial on seamless set in sleeves
  2. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach. Cast on second sock!
  3. Vanilla sox (one at a time, 68 cast on) (Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson); In Dream in Color on the smooshy base in the Candylove
  4. Winter Rose Socks by Helen Stewart in Fiber Lily yarn (Aussie base 459 yds of 80/20 merino/nylon) in Carnivale colorway

Retail Therapy

Chiagoo mini interchangeable sock set

Lykke 3.5 inch interchangeable set

Edumacation/Deep Thought

Romi Hill workshops

In a Pickle video podcast on testing guage of different sock construction methods

Stranded video podcast on review of interchangeable needle sets

Rants/Raves

Episode 30: I’m Back *cough cough*

Episode 30: I’m back *cough cough*

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Finished Objects

  1. Vanilla sox (Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson with Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist) using Wonderland Yarns, Queen of Hearts base in the Out to Sea

WIPS

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili Pepper
  2. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach. Cast on second sock!
  3. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base. Progress
  4. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope (first block is motif 5, using Wonderland yarns in these colors: Barley Sugar, Sleeping Gryphon, Splash, Pleasance, Little Bat, Piece of Rudeness, and Eat Me, Drink Me
  5. Vanilla sox (one at a time, 68 cast on) (Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson); In Dream in Color on the smooshy base in the Candylove

Retail Therapy

Colorful Eclectic in her Celebrate color on her Enchanted sock base (438 yds of 75/20/5 merino, nylon, angelina (gold sparkle) greys/whites, deep pinks with speckles of oranges and greens and yellow–but subtle 😉

LITLG – in the fine sock base (465 yds of 75/25) in the Meraki colorway which is a lovely variegated purples, lavenders, plums

TeenyButton Studio in her soft sock base (463 yds in 75/25) in the Electron at Tiffany’s colorway. Had to have it. Electric tiffany blue/green.

Lykke interchangeables. I got a pair of US 6 (4 mm)

Winemaker’s Sister etsy shop celtic motif stitch markers. For progress keepers. I got the lobster claw. They do not snag. Lovely and not too heavy.

 

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

Improvement of my mind by extensive reading

Episode 29: How Big of a Knitting Idiot Am I?

Episode 29: How Big of a Knitting Idiot Am I?

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Finished Objects

  1. Topsy Turvy Mitts from the Mitten Handbook by Mary Scott Huff in Malabrigo Rios leftover ravelry red.
  2. Vanilla sox (Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson with Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist) using Wonderland Yarns, Queen of Hearts base in the Out to Sea
  3. Hermione’s Everyday Mini Sock by Erica Lueder
  4. Crochet flower by AamraGul

WIPS

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili Pepper
  2. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach. Cast on second sock!
  3. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base. Progress
  4. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope (first block is motif 5, using Wonderland yarns in these colors: Barley Sugar, Sleeping Gryphon, Splash, Pleasance, Little Bat, Piece of Rudeness, and Eat Me, Drink Me

High Opinions (or not)

The Mitten Handbook by Mary Scott Huff

Libby App

Retail Therapy

Wonderland green skeins for my Persian Dreams (Sleeping Gryphon, Splash, Pleasance)

Lollopop Yarns: Pillow Talk, Introvert, Mango Tango

Rants/Raves

Episode 28: Sweater for Moi!

Episode 28: Sweater for Moi

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Finished Objects

  1. Vanilla Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce base in the Celtic Jewels colorway (self-striping). Two at a time, magic loop. Done.
  2. Fisher Cable Hat Purple–Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras colorway. 
  3. Fisher Cable Hat Plomo–Malabrigo Rios in Plomo
  4. Lizzie’s Hat (Field of Dreams by Joji Locatelli in Malabrigo Rios Solis (lovely greens/blues). 

WIPS

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili Pepper
  2. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach
  3. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base. Progress

On Deck

  1. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope. 
  2. Hat times people so many hats. 
  3. Briar by Kat Riddell. 
  4. Vanilla sock with something.

High Opinions (or not)

 Fiber Artist Supply co jumbo yarn ball winder. Love this thing

Swift–knitpicks umbrella — I don’t like this one–it broke after two years. Too soon! replacing with fiber artist supply co. tabletop swift

Rants/Raves

2018 Planification

  1. Sweaters for me (knit to flatter, modifications, careful choice)
  2. Stash 
    1. Stashdown–generally use stash first
    2. Stash up–don’t forget souvenir yarn!
  3. Craftsy classes
    1. Knit to Flatter with Amy Herzog
    2. Sweater Modifications for a Custom Fit with Amy Herzog or Simple Techniques for a Super Fit with Amy Herzog
    3. My First Toe-Up Socks with Susan B Anderson
    4. Zippers!!!
    5. Bread shaping
    6. One more

Episode 27: I declare myself a knitting rockstar for 2017

Episode 27:

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WIPs

  1. Vanilla Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce base in the Celtic Jewels colorway (self-striping). Two at a time, magic loop. Progress.
  2. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base. Progress

2017 Planification Recap and Other Lessons Learned

2017: started 47 projects; finished 41; frogged 6 (the math working with that is a happy accident 🙂

  1. Competent in socks (cuff down, stripey, magic loop, two at a time, heel flap and gusset, OMG heel, afterthought heel, tried and true go-to vanilla sock winner for all kinds of yarn, including stripey: Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson)
  2. Knit a sweater: My Chuck and Vianne sweaters by Andi Satterlund for the kiddo and the Cullum
  3. Do something that’s a stretch–the Chuck and Vianne with my cable and lace issues
  4. Gauge-gah!!!!!!

Deep Thoughts

Stash–how do you feel about it, does anything need to change, why?

HPKCHC Review

Rants/Raves

Episode 26: Is that a heel on your hand knit sock or a banana hammock?

Episode 26:

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Finished Objects

  1. Nice Ribbed Christmas Socks In Sunsoaked Fibers Poinsettia. With the OMG heel pattern by Megan Williams. Done.
  2. Octopus by Susan B Anderson in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Worsted in the Cozumel colorway. Done.
  3. Celeste Hat by Emily Johannes in Malabrigo Mecha in the Paysandu colorway.  Done.
  4. Fisher Cable Hat by Lindsey Felice in Malabrigo Rios Cirrus Grey. Done.
  5. Paved boot cuffs by Tin Can Knits Kraemer Yarns Perfection Worsted  in the Granite colorway. Done.

WIPs

  1. Vanilla Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce base in the Celtic Jewels colorway (self-striping). Two at a time, magic loop. Progress.
  2. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base. Progress

On Deck

  1. Some sock with a real pattern
  2. Some mittens and fingerless mitts for me.
  3. Vanilla socks with OMG and in Knitterly Things Vesper Sock yarn in the Happy Accident colorway.
  4. True Colors by Melanie Berg.
  5. Sophie by Jennifer Wood for me!!!

Retail Therapy-

Discuss Colorful Yarns trip and whether the following stores had Black Friday/Thanksgiving (US) weekend sales:

  1. Crafty.com
  2. Loopyewe.com
  3. simplysockyarn.com
  4. jimmybeanswool.com
  5. eatsleepknit.com

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

Episode 25: Podcastiversary!

Episode 25:

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Finished Objects

  1. Mina’s Vanilla Sock Recipe by Mina Phillips in Sunsoaked Yarns Sparkle base in the Christmas Tinsel colorway
  2. Tilled Row Socks by Susie White in Wonderland Yarns in the Bandersnatch colorway of their Queen of Hearts base
  3. Cullum by Isabelle Kraemer in Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Cobblestone Sock base (75/15/10 BFL, cashmere, silk) in the Remington colorway.

WIPs

  1. Nice Ribbed Christmas Socks In Sunsoaked Fibers Poinsettia. Trying the OMG heel pattern by Megan Williams 
  2. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base.
  3.  Octopus by Susan B Anderson in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Worsted in the Cozumel colorway. 

On Deck

  1. Boot cuffs (Double knot Cable Boot Cuffs) by Tin Can Knits Kramer Yarns Perfection Worsted  in the Granite colorway
  2. Celeste Hat by Emily Johannes using Malabrigo Mecha bulky in Paysandu colorway

Retail Therapy

Craftsy’s thanksgiving sale. Any others? Jimmy Bean’s? Simply Sock Yarn? Loopy Ewe? Miss Babs usually does hers the week right after Christmas

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

Episode 24: Oh the Cowly Plans!

Episode 23:

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Finished Objects

  1. Nada

WIPs

  1. Mina’s Vanilla Sock Recipe by Mina Phillips in Sunsoaked Yarns Sparkle base in the Christmas Tinsel colorway
  2. Tilled Row Socks by Susie White in Wonderland Yarns in the Bandersnatch colorway of their Queen of Hearts base
  3. Cullum by Isabelle Kraemer in Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Cobblestone Sock base (75/15/10 BFL, cashmere, silk) in the Remington colorway.

On Deck

Cowl patterns

  1. Afrato by Alexandra Nycha. Considering my 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway (green, blue, purple–shown above). 
  2. Willowfall Cowl by Erin Kurup. 
  3. Contravene by Lynn Di Cristina. 

Shawl Patterns

  1. Lattice Crescent Shawl by Jennifer Weissman. Considering some Manos del Uruguay in Fino base in the Corsage colorway
  2. Caress My Soul by Melanie Berg.  Considering Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat base in some speckles: Salt n Pepper, No-How, Peach Pie
  3. True Colors by Melanie Berg.  

Retail Therapy

Wollmeise Pur in Guide to Galaxy colorway.

Gnomeacres in Elf pooped in my stocking colorway. 

Wonderland Yarn in Mary Ann base (85/15) in the June colorway

Wonderland Yarn in Cheshire Cat base in light and medium grey colorways and a black colorway. If you’re local to me, you can buy from Knittin Pretty in West Jordan. If not, then online sources: simplysockyarn.com, fiberwild.com and woolpeddler.com

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

New holiday traditions thread

Episode 23: What’s my style again?

Episode 23:

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Finished Objects

  1. Finlandia Hat by Paige Buursma in Malabrigo Rios Indecita. US 6
  2. Mini Knitted Pumpkin by Louise Ballanos in Cascade 220 DK on US6
  3. F Bomb by Jenifer Spock-Rank
  4. World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Wool in Skeins of Grey. (Potions)

WIPs

  1. Tilled Row Socks by by Susie White in Wonderland Yarns in the Bandersnatch colorway of their Queen of Hearts base
  2. Cullum by Isabelle Kraemer in Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Cobblestone Sock base (75/15/10 BFL, cashmere, silk) in the Remington colorway.
  3. Mina’s Vanilla Sock Recipe by Mina Phillips in Sunsoaked Yarns Sparkle base in the Christmas Tinsel colorway

Rants and Raves

Sweater Planning/Deep Thoughts

What’s my style again? What would look best on me? Why is that different than what someone else might think looks best on me? Where did I put my lipstick?

Considering:
Tenaya by Elizabeth Doherty
Emelie by Elin Berglund
Monte Rosa by Isabelle Kraemer

Go listen to Show Yourself episode of the Imagined Landscapes audio podcast